Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend at Sunset

June 6th ~ Page, Arizona (Part 2)

Waiting for sunset at Horseshoe Bend

After such a thrilling morning at Antelope Canyon, we returned to Ellie Mae for lunch and sorted through hundreds of pictures. As much as I LOVE photography, sometimes more is not always better. But, I was pleased with what we got and thankful we had such brilliant lighting. 

We had some time to explore in the afternoon before our evening plans to visit Horseshoe Bend for some sunset pictures. I wanted to try to find an overlook or scenic view point that would give me a birds-eye view of Lake Powell. The office staff at our RV park recommended Wahweap Overlook.

Lake Powell from Wahweap Overlook

On the way there we crossed over Glen Canyon Bridge and spotted Glen Canyon Dam. Right next door is the Carl Hayden Visitor Center which is worth a stop if you have the time. They filled us in where to go to get a better shot of the dam as well.

Glen Canyon Bridge

Glen Canyon Dam

But the real highlight for our evening was our sunset viewing at Horseshoe Bend Overlook. Located on Highway 89, only two miles outside of the town of Page, it is a MUST SEE. We arrived about 7:00pm and sunset was scheduled for 8:30ish.

The area is dry, red and hot

The walk from the parking lot to the overlook site is about a one mile hike. It starts off for the first tenth of a mile uphill, but then the rest of the way there is an easy down hill walk. Don’t forget to bring water. There is no shade, so I’m not sure I would want to tackle this during the heat of the day when it is over 100 degrees.

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I am often disturbed when I see people line up so close to the edge of a cliff. I sometimes just have to look away. Boy was I shocked to see how close I was to the edge in one of these pictures. Can you spot me with my blond hair and sun glasses???

Having some “selfie” fun waiting for the sun to go down.

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But, the view was magnificent and I got the picture I had been hoping for as the sun was setting and clouds reflecting in the water.

Horseshoe Bend at sunset

The end of another fantastic day!

GRATITUDE MOMENT: What a day this was from start to finish with a visit to Antelope Canyon and then topped off with the stunning view at Horseshoe Bend. I am a VERY happy (and tired) lady this evening. Good night all…

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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33 Responses to Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend at Sunset

  1. Barbara Yurick says:

    You have some great pictures Joanne. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. I love your pictures! Lake Powell is beautiful. I went kayaking there a few years ago and it was a lot of fun 🙂

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  3. Terry says:

    Very nice photo of Horseshoe Bend. Love how Tim caught you in selfie mode

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  4. This is an inspiring blog! I need to follow in your footsteps!

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  5. Stunning photos, Joanne!

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  6. mike alesko says:

    You were a real “edgester” there Joanne. Lol. I see one guy with his legs dangling over the edge. What the heck? Great photos.

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    • I am such a coward, and always the one to play it safe. Was a bit startled by how close to the edge I was. From where I was sitting, it looked much further. But you will NEVER catch me dangling over the edge. ((shivering at the thought)).

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  7. You are brave! We just got back from there. It was a windy day and I was so afraid to get close to the edge. Of course it pays off and your photos are AMAZING!

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  8. MELewis says:

    Absolutely stunning images. This post was a breath of fresh air!

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  9. What a wonderful place to watch the sunset. Your photos are just spectacular! I’m with you about the edges. I won’t get near them and when my husband gets to close I get REALLY nervous!

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  10. Such a great view from the top of the cliff! And especially at sunset .. thank you for sharing the treat with us! Wishing to follow your footsteps one day 🙂 Have a wonderful trip up North!

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  11. Anabel Marsh says:

    Superb once again. I remember going to Horseshoe Bend but during the day – I don’t remember it being a mile hike though. Strange how memory works (or doesn’t).

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  12. Stunning country, and it was worth the wait – that photo of Horseshoe Bend is stunning.
    Alison

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  13. alleyk26 says:

    Loved your post, and the photos — Many people maintain that Horseshoe Bend isn’t that great for sunset. This post definitely proves them wrong! In fact, I write for a couple of tourism sites in Page and would love to link to this post for one of our articles discussing the best time to visit Horseshoe Bend. Visit https://www.horseshoebend.com to have a look. If not, we completely understand.
    Take care and safe travels!
    Alley Keosheyan

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  15. curvyroads says:

    Great sunset pic with the clouds reflected! 🌞

    We stayed at Wahweap campground for a week and did a boat tour on the Lake, and a raft trip from the dam down to horseshoe bend and back, plus a ride over to Lee’s ferry and Vermillion Cliffs, in addition to Antelope and Horseshoe Bend from above. What a gorgeous area!

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